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Re: The Female Thread-Men are welcome but enter at your own risk
« Reply #140 on: March 22, 2008, 09:57:23 am »
I think that business of completely shaving smacks of pedophilia...reminds me too much of men that want you to pretend to be a little girl 

Me too. To my eyes, it looks weird. Of course, the only woman I've seen who was completely shaved is Britney Spears.  ::)  But it just doesn't look adult to me.

Now, shaving it into a narrower shape -- what the character Joy on "My Name is Earl" called "the landing strip"  :laugh: -- is different. That I don't mind.

When I think about it, shaving armpits and legs seems weird, too. Why do women "have to" do that? I mean, since my eyes are trained to expect hairless legs and pits, it doesn't look weird -- in fact, it's the other way around; hair in those places looks strange and unappealing. But rationally, that doesn't seem right. Even men don't "have to" shave their faces. It's optional.


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Re: The Female Thread-Men are welcome but enter at your own risk
« Reply #141 on: March 22, 2008, 11:13:55 am »
You know it's funny that you bring that up about how shaving smacks of pedophilia because i've always said that! It just seems to be the trend here. Almost every girl i know shaves completely. I'm just not going to do that. Luckily my bf doesn't want me to.

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Re: The Female Thread-Men are welcome but enter at your own risk
« Reply #142 on: March 22, 2008, 11:55:53 am »
I shave the usual, pits and legs.

If I have a boyfriend or are going on vacation, I shave it myself or get bikini-waxed to keep things tidy.   Never know who's going to be strip-searching you.  ;D  I had the Brazilian done once.  It's OK.  Nothing to write home about.

I did Nair it all off a couple of times (it wasn't Nair, it was another product).  And all I could think of, standing there in front of the mirror is

"What's missing from this picture?"

It looked bizarre.

But it's fun to do on occasion to liven up the old routine.  My bf before last actually did it to himself once to surprise me.  Which it did.   ;D

I'm with Jess though.  I'll do it for a bf once in a while, but I won't keep myself looking like that.  I'm a woman, women have hair there and young men need to get used to that fact and the fact that the women in magazines and porn vids are fantasy not reality.  By the time I was leaving college, I did spot a dismaying trend among the young blades I had sex with. Some actually seemed disturbed that I had hair down there.  They didn't believe the women in the magazines were airbrushed and expected their women to look nice and tidy like them.
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Re: The Female Thread-Men are welcome but enter at your own risk
« Reply #143 on: March 22, 2008, 12:27:19 pm »
I'm actually very bad at keeping down there in check.

I've only been waxed once - and it wasn't a brazilian but just a general bikini line but it grew back in so quick and there was odd stray hairs, thats I never bothered getting it done again - I think perhaps tyhe girl wasn't that great who did it.

So I shave and snip instead...

The times I ahve shaved more than usual - not quite down to the nothing but more brazillain like it itched to hell growing back in and again never did it again...

C has certainly never complained -which is just as well!

he does occasionally make a shaving paper sound while touching my legs  :laugh: , cos I'm bad at that too but not very often and when he does that its got to its very worst stage!!!

i did get hair removal cream but it was too much hassle.. worse than belaching the moustache which I did today too...


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Re: The Female Thread-Men are welcome but enter at your own risk
« Reply #144 on: March 22, 2008, 02:09:11 pm »

When I think about it, shaving armpits and legs seems weird, too. Why do women "have to" do that? I mean, since my eyes are trained to expect hairless legs and pits, it doesn't look weird -- in fact, it's the other way around; hair in those places looks strange and unappealing. But rationally, that doesn't seem right. Even men don't "have to" shave their faces. It's optional.

We don't have to.  It just depends on how you want to be perceived and how your menfolk react.  If the men don't care, then I don't have to shave.  But if they do care, chances are, I'm not going to get any lovin' unless I do because they've been programmed that women don't have hair like they do and it would be a turnoff for them and the gods know men need as much encouragement as possible.  If the trouser trout ain't interested, ain't nothin' going to happen.

Plus, I don't like facial hair or 5 o'clock shadows, so I ask them to shave.  And I probably would be turned off if they had serious back hair and didn't do anything about it.  :P

If my legs are in good shape and the weather is warm, I wear shorts or short skirts to show them off and I shave.  If the weather is cold, and I wear pants or long skirts, I don't shave.

My ex-fiance's father used to shave his pits.  He said it kept sweat from staining his shirts as often and so he saved on having to buy new shirts.

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Re: The Female Thread-Men are welcome but enter at your own risk
« Reply #145 on: March 22, 2008, 02:59:03 pm »
Me too. To my eyes, it looks weird. Of course, the only woman I've seen who was completely shaved is Britney Spears.  ::)  But it just doesn't look adult to me.

Now, shaving it into a narrower shape -- what the character Joy on "My Name is Earl" called "the landing strip"  :laugh: -- is different. That I don't mind.

When I think about it, shaving armpits and legs seems weird, too. Why do women "have to" do that? I mean, since my eyes are trained to expect hairless legs and pits, it doesn't look weird -- in fact, it's the other way around; hair in those places looks strange and unappealing. But rationally, that doesn't seem right. Even men don't "have to" shave their faces. It's optional.


I agree with what injest and Katherine both said about shaving completely in the bikini area.  As I wrote in my earlier post on this topic "it doesn't sit right" with me and that's what I mean.  It seems odd to do shave in that area in a way that makes a woman look less adult... I think it's pretty upsetting.  And, it is true that hair in the bikini area is just part of being female.  To my mind, anyone who's really attracted to women shouldn't have a problem with that.

But, I do think shaving a little bit in terms of grooming is a good thing.  But, what someone else mentioned about the itching when too much is shaved, is another good reason to shave as little as possible.

As far as shaving legs... my most significant ex-girlfriend stopped shaving her legs for a while.  She's the only woman that I've dated that went through a phase like that (despite what certain stereotypes about lesbians might suggest, shaving legs is still definitely the norm among the lesbian community... at least in my experience).  Honestly, I didn't like it much when she went through the no-shaved-legs phase.  And, I think it might just be that I'm so used to women having shaved legs that it was sort of hard to get used to.

But, it's a good question as to why women are expected to shave body hair while men usually aren't.

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Re: The Female Thread-Men are welcome but enter at your own risk
« Reply #146 on: March 22, 2008, 05:20:39 pm »
One of my favorite Vagina Monologues is the one about "hair down there."  I don't remember the lines exactly, only that I was like "I'm with ya sister!"

I shave only under necessity... i.e. for shorts, skirts, swimsuits... I do find in the winter, my skin gets flakier when I don't shave regularly.

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Re: The Female Thread-Men are welcome but enter at your own risk
« Reply #147 on: March 22, 2008, 05:57:00 pm »
Aren't there some cultures/countries whose female members do not shave? Not sure, but I've heard something like that. Anyone know?
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Re: The Female Thread-Men are welcome but enter at your own risk
« Reply #148 on: March 22, 2008, 10:17:16 pm »
Aren't there some cultures/countries whose female members do not shave? Not sure, but I've heard something like that. Anyone know?

Sure.  In Spanish cultures, especially in Mexico and areas south, women like to show off their ethnic background by not shaving.  To have Spanish blood is to have obvious hair.  Those who are native Americans do not have much body hair and the natives are still looked down on by the Spanish descendants.  So if women can grow it, they show it.

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Re: The Female Thread-Men are welcome but enter at your own risk
« Reply #149 on: March 23, 2008, 03:21:07 pm »
Aren't there some cultures/countries whose female members do not shave? Not sure, but I've heard something like that. Anyone know?


I think compared with Americans it's far less usual for German women to shave. When I was a teenager and young woman I had never heard of women shaving (neither legs, pits nor bikini zone). The thought of shaving never would have crossed my mind. The first woman I have ever heard she's shaving her legs was a friend of mine who is of Southern European heritage and therefore has very dark and much hair.

I don't remember when this fasshion started to get popular in Germany. I personally started shaving my legs, armpits and bikini zone maybe three or four years ago. I do it only in summer, when I wear shorts and go swimming. I do it only because my hair has started to grow more and darker the last years (I guess this comes with age).

I use an epilator for my legs. It has an attachment for electrical shaving which I use for my armpits and bikini zone. As far as the bikini zome goes, I shave only as much as I have to, so that no pubic hair stands out when wearing a bathing suit.
I wouldn't want to be hairless down there. And I wouldn't shave it for my husband (if he liked it) nor any other men (theoretically).